A symposium on “Preserving the Environment of the Arctic Region” will take place from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering. Speakers include UC Irvine chemistry professor and chair Donald Blake, Donald L. Gautier of the U.S. Geological Survey and Michael LeVine, Pacific senior counsel for Oceana. Free and open to the public, the event will feature a welcome by law school dean Erwin Chemerinsky, a hosted lunch and a closing reception. Seventh in the “Toward a Sustainable 21st Century” series, the symposium is presented by UCI’s School of Law, Center for the Study of Democracy, Program in Public Health, School of Social Ecology, and Newkirk Center. Reservations are encouraged.